Tag: Politics

Shariatmadari is still smartin’

Shariatmadari is still smartin’

11 Jul, '0757 Comments

Al-Waqt brought the following to our attention this morning: استنكرت فعاليات سياسية ونيابية ورسمية ادعاءات أحد المسؤولين الإيرانيين الذي اعتبر البحرين جزءا من الأراضي الإيرانية. فقد جاء مقال مندوب مرشد الثورة الإسلامية الإيرانية ومدير تحرير صحيفة كيهان حسين شريعتمداري بعد يوم واحد من تسلم الرئيس الإيراني أوراق اعتماد راشد بن سعد الدوسري كسفير فوق العادة […]

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Country Divided

8 Jul, '0714 Comments

Strategic rift in Bahrain’s royal court Some members of the ruling family reportedly back hard-line Sunni groups; others advise helping disenfranchised Shiites. Leading members of Bahrain’s royal family have thrown their weight behind hard-line Sunni Muslim groups, some of whom share the outlook of Al Qaeda, in an attempt to counter a perceived Shiite threat, […]

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Tony Blair is no Jimmy Carter

Tony Blair is no Jimmy Carter

28 Jun, '0747 Comments

As much as el UK ex-Presidente would like us to believe that he is the right choice to be (yet another) Middle East peace envoy, or as much as the States would like us to, as a matter of fact, somehow I don’t think that he will succeed. Reputations precede, you see. And his is […]

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Truth & Reconciliation

Truth & Reconciliation

21 Jun, '0711 Comments

News reports out today suggest that the king has given his blessing to convening a Truth and Reconciliation Workshop by human rights societies in Bahrain which was previously blocked by authorities, with several provisos; Don’t involve foreigners The reconciliation is deemed to have already taken place by the inculcation of laws 10 of 2001 and […]

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Red taped social responsibility

18 Jun, '0710 Comments

As a human being, when you see a rock on the road that might impede your neighbour or fellow human being and you could move it to the side, I am sure that the majority of people will just move it spontaneously. If they can’t, they’ll try to warn people about it and maybe try […]

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